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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Still Knitting for Babies

For decades and decades, I've loved to knit/crochet for infants and children. Then all the children grew up. Where were the babies for me to knit for? I realized that our church supported the Crisis Pregnancy Center financially and with volunteers. We filled the fund-raising baby bottles with checks each campaign but on a whim, I decided to knit some baby afghans and hats and booties just for evening things to do while watching TV with my husband. When I took the first large bag of goodies over to the center, the office staff raved and raved as they took the cute things out of the bag. Later, the director sent a letter telling me how much the gifts meant to the young mothers, knowing that someone who cared for them, knitted the layettes for their babies. So...I continue to try Lion Brand patterns and yarns and generate large bags of goodies for those babies. One time a friend was suffering terminal cancer and her vision had been compromised with diabetes. She was a wonderful crocheter and the pattern for baby afghans was the only one she had memorized. One day at lunch I mentioned that I knitted for the Pregnancy Center and she said that she had twelve baby afghans that she had made, wondering if I would add them to my stash. Over the next year, she made many more afghans for the center. The director, knowing my friend's dire health situation, telephoned her to thank her and tell her how much her handiwork meant to those young mothers. The director followed the phone call with a letter to my friend. What a blessing that all was...with rippling,rippling, rippling effects. And I keep knitting with great pleasure!

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